As an employee in California, you have the right to be treated with respect, and to work in an environment free of harassment. You, your employer, and your work colleagues must foster a working environment that promotes a sense of well-being for all. Unfortunately, not all employers treat their employees well and some fail to… Read More

California workers should be able to earn a living in a safe and secure environment. You should not face threats, harassment, or bullying on the job based on your race, gender, age, or any other protected characteristic. Employees in California are protected against workplace bullying under a number of different laws. California employers have a… Read More

Being mistreated on the job can be both emotionally draining and psychologically damaging. In extreme cases, it may also be legally actionable in California.  If you were mistreated by your supervisor or boss due to poor conditions at work, you may be wondering: Can I sue my boss for emotional distress? Can I sue my… Read More

Federal and California State Laws Protect Employees from Hostile Work Environments What is an example of a hostile work environment? The answer(s): it’s not always clear. California employees who feel intimidated, scared, or distressed often need clarity about whether they are trapped in a hostile work environment. It is important to understand that many different… Read More

Workplace sexual harassment has been in the news lately. Many of the women coming forward in the #MeToo movement have been reporting abuse and harassment at the hands of their bosses. If you have suffered sexual harassment, you are not alone. However, sexual harassment is a complex topic because it is not illegal to socialize… Read More

Every employee, no matter their employer, the position they are in, or the level they are at in their career, is entitled to a safe and non-hostile work environment. If a work environment becomes hostile, that employee is entitled to pursue legal action. But, you may wonder, what does and does not constitute “hostile”? Defining… Read More

What California Employees Need to Know About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace The Harvey Weinstein scandal has sparked the #MeToo movement, with women all over the world sharing their experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment in the workplace is illegal under both state and federal law. Sexual harassment may include unwanted touching… Read More